​​​​DEPARTMENT 22

MAJOR CONTESTS

 

SECTION 1         Fair Queen Contest

             **Sponsored by Xi Eta Lambda**

  

CLASS                                                            PREMIUMS

01    Fair Queen                                  $100.00            $50.00

               

Must be 16 years old, but not over 20 years old as of June 1, 2017.

Must be a resident of Fulton County and a U.S. citizen.

Must be single, never married, have not been pregnant nor given birth to a child, or become pregnant during her reign.

Must not be a former local winner or state winner.

Must submit entry postmarked no later than July 1, 2017 to: Vickie Gordon, 818 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, PA 17233                                                                                                                                                    

If crowned Fulton County Fair Queen, winner agrees to participate in fair activities throughout the year and agrees to return in August 2018 to assist in the crowning of the new queen.  She is also expected to represent the fair at the state pageant held in January in Hershey, PA.

The queen and the first runner-up will refrain from the use of illegal drugs, alcohol and tobacco.  Any use of such products, while the girl is holding the title or representing the Fulton County Fair, will result in her title being passed to the next runner-up.  No clothing that advertises, promotes or glorifies the use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or anything inconsistent with the dignity of the Queen Program.

The use of profanity, inappropriate language or behavior is prohibited. No public displays of affection.

Wearing of the Fair Queen crown and/or sash is to be considered an honor and privilege.  The bearer is now representing herself, her family, her community and Fair.  Therefore, responsible, appropriate and professional appearance is expected while the Queen is wearing her crown and sash. 

No short shorts

Skirts, dresses or shorts must be no more than 2.5” from the bottom of the skirt, dress or shorts to the top of the knee cap.

No low cleavage or low cut tops or provocative attire.

No flip flops.  It is recommended that closed toe shoes be worn in livestock areas, for safety reasons.

Agrees to abide by all the rules of the contest.  Failure to abide by these guidelines will result in forfeiting the title.  The tiara and sash will be passed to the first runner-up who will resume responsibilities of the queen.

 

Decision of the judges is final.  No score sheets or judges’ comments will be given out following the competition.  Good sportsmanship is a must by the contestant, her guests and family.

 

Judging will be based on:

Typewritten essay of 300 words or less on “What My Fair Means to My Community.”  Essay is to be submitted with application and will be judged before the pageant date.

A 3-5 minute speech on “Why You Should Come to My Fair” will be presented on stage during the competition.

Contestants will appear in an evening gown with appropriate accessories. Contestants will be judged on personality, communication, appearance and essay.

 

The following is the point system that will be followed by the judges:

             Personality                         15 points

             Communication

                        Speech                     30 points

                        Question                 10 points

             Appearance                       20 points

             Essay                                   25 points

                                                          100 points   Total

 

Little Miss Fair Queen Contest


        **Sponsored by BB&T Bank**

 

CLASS                                                                                                    PREMIUMS

02    Little Miss Fair Queen                                                           $50.00       $25.00

                For Five- to Nine-Year-Olds

RULES FOR LITTLE MISS FAIR QUEEN CONTEST:

1. Be present at the fair for evening shows and presentation of awards.

2. Participate in parades.            

3. Participate in fair sponsored activities throughout the year.

4. Cannot be a previous winner.

5. Must be five years old as of July 1, 2017.

6. Little Misses must be ages five (5) to nine (9) and MUST remain 9 through the 2017 year.

7. Must be a resident of Fulton County.

8. MUST be present for Meet and Greet on Tues., August 8th at 7:00 p.m. at the McConnellsburg Office of BB&T Bank.

9. Registration deadline is July 31, 2017.

For more information, contact Caitie Cunningham, BB&T Bank at 717-325-6008

 

SECTION 2                Truck Pulling Classes & Rules

Gas Classes:

ABSOLUTE SHOWROOM  Small Block         400 Cubic Inch & under        6,000 lbs.
ABSOLUTE SHOWROOM  Big Block            401 Cubic Inch & up                6,000 lbs.

STREET CLASS  Small Block                       400 Cubic Inch & under              6,500 lbs.
STREET  CLASS Big Block                           401 Cubic Inch & up                     6,500 lbs.

HIGH OUTPUT STREET  Small Block           400 Cubic Inch & under           7,000 lbs.   HIGH OUTPUT STREET  Big Block               401 Cubic Inch & up                  7,000 lbs.

OUTLAW GASSER                             No Cubic Inch Restriction                    7,000 lbs.

Diesel Classes:

                ABSOLUTE SHOWROOM DIESEL               8,000 lbs.

                STREET DIESEL                                        8,000 lbs. 

                OUTLAW DIESEL                                       8,000 lbs.

 

PIT PASSES:  All pullers, pits crew members, & associated parties must sign an insurance waiver and wear (that’s prominently display) a PIT PASS.  PIT PASSES will be available at the vehicle registration for a cost of $15.00/each.

 

EXHIBITION PULLS:  Pulls made for the purposes of Exhibition Only will be accommodated at the discretion of the Track Officials.

If accommodated, the Exhibition Pull will be at a cost of (2 times) whatever the hook fee for the event. Additionally, no placement or points will be awarded toward any established classes of the event. 

 

Any questions regarding the pulls can be directed to Shain Mellott @ cell# (717) 658-6580

 

GENERAL RULES

General rules apply to Every Class, All Drivers, Vehicles, Pit Crew Members, those hanging out in the Pits

   1.  NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OF ANY KIND ARE PERMITTED ON GROUNDS (this includes the Track & Pit Area). Any violation of this rule will lead to Puller and Pit Crew automatically being escorted off the grounds without the refunding of entry fees or pit passes.

   2. All pullers, pits crew members, & associated parties must sign an insurance waiver and wear a Pit Pass.

   3. All pullers be at least 16 years or older to enter any class.

   4. A technical & safety inspection by Track Officials is required at time of registration.

   5. All Drivers are to attend Drivers Meeting prior of pulling of 1st class

   6. All pulling is at pullers on risk.

   7. Pulling or tow vehicles must be operated in a safe manner at all times.

   8. Pulling Vehicles will be separated into different classes. 

   9. All classes require a minimum of three pullers.

 10. Pulling Registration for a particular class closes at start of the class.

 11. All vehicles must be weighed in and pass inspection.

 12. Driver is responsible for his or her own pit crew.

 13. Failure to observe any and all rules by driver or pit crew may result in disqualification without the refunding entry fees or pit passes.

 14. Any driver believed to be a potential safety hazard will be barred.

 15. All drivers must wear shirt, pants, and shoes in competition.

 16. All vehicles must have a windshield.

 17. An electric fuel pump allowed in all classes.

 18. Dual rear wheels are only permitted on trucks that came from factory with duals on them.

 19. All weights must be securely fastened.

 20. NO weights are permitted in cab or under hood.

 21. All weights are to be secured. Any weights lost on the track while pulling will be result in an auto disqualification of that Truck.

 22. NO lose ballast or bags are permitted.

 23. NO one is allowed on Pulling Track except Track Officials and contestants.

 24. NO pit crew member is permitted on track except to start/restart vehicle.

 25. NO one other than the driver is permitted in vehicle while vehicle is pulling.

 26. All vehicles are to be placed in PARK (automatic transmission) or NEUTRAL (standard transmission)  while pulling vehicle is being hitched and unhitched with Pullers’ hands in the air.

 27. Pulling Vehicles will start and stop by signals from Track Officials.

 28. Each puller will have two (2) attempts at pulling, unless the first attempt exceeds 75 feet.

 29. The Pull is over when forward motion stops.

 30. Any attempt to move the sled is considered measurable & all pulls will be measured.

 31. The Truck must stay within boundary lines, however, the Sled can go out.

 32. In the event of a PULL OFF, Only (1) attempt will be is permitted to make a measurable pull.

 33. Vehicle must start pull with tight chain. Jerking the sled from a slack chain is not permitted. Violation of this rule may lead to disqualification at the discretion of the Track Officials or Sled Operator.

 34. Contestant must pull in assigned position and within 3 minutes of sled spotting. (Track official to determine position change if necessary.)

 35. First puller is a test puller, with the option to re-pull in third position. All decisions on re-pull MUST BE MADE before vehicle leaves track with the judge’s approval.

 36. Track Officials have the option to re-pull the first pullers of any class

 37. Track Officials reserve the right to reweigh or re-inspect any pulling vehicle.

 38. A disqualification on any first pull, bars a second attempt.

 39. Excessive loss of liquid on the track or loss of parts is caused for disqualification

 40. ANY & ALL Rules are subject to alteration by Track Officials for the needs of the event.

 41. All decisions of Track Officials regarding what class a Truck pulls in are FINAL !!!

 42. TRACK OFFICIALS and SLED OPERATORS decisions are FINAL !!!

 43. Arguing or unsportsmanlike conduct toward Track Officials is cause for disqualification of BOTH the Vehicle and Driver for the event!!!!

 

GAS TRUCK CLASSES

ABSOLUTE SHOWROOM: This class is intended for gas trucks that are factory in options and appearance. This class is intended for daily drivers & work trucks with very few external add on’s and no internal modifications. To put it as plain & simple as it can be stated, this class is for basically stock trucks. If your truck has modifications then your truck does not belong in this class.

 

1. All general rules apply.

2. Valid PA Vehicle Registration and Inspection ARE REQUIRED. Paperwork must be provided at registration.

3. 95% factory.

4. No internal or external modifications are permitted. (except air cleaner)

5. Truck Exhaust System must pass PA State Inspection & inspection of Track Officials 

6. An upgraded or aftermarket air cleaner is permitted.

7. Standard pump gas only (no racing fuel, alcohol, etc.)

8. A Reese type hitch with insert or pulling loop is permitted

9. Must pull off bumper or Reese type hitch. Hitch point must be rear most part of vehicle. (that means not in front of the rear most part of the bumper)

10. Hook point can be no higher than frame.

11. Pulls will be made with a clevis or a pulling loop with an opening at least 3 inches in diameter.

12. Snow plow frames are permitted on front of Truck.

13. No blocked suspension permitted.

14. No heavy front bumpers

15. No hanging weights

16. No cut tires

 

STREET CLASS: This class is intended for gas trucks that are slightly more than stock in options and appearance. These trucks will be a little hotter than those in “Absolute Showroom”, however, must still be “Street Legal” (that means pass PA State Inspection including paperwork). This class permits limited modifications as listed below:

 

1. All general rules apply

2. Valid PA Vehicle Registration and Inspection ARE REQUIRED. Paperwork must be displayed at registration.

3. The truck should look and sound-like an everyday driver.

4. Two external or internal add on’s or modifications are permitted. Examples of such add on’s or modifications would be an aluminum or aftermarket intake manifold, headers, or an aftermarket or upgraded carburetor.

5. Rough idle will be considered a modification.

6. An upgraded or aftermarket air cleaner is permitted.

7. Truck Exhaust System must pass PA State Inspection & inspection of Track Officials 

8. Must pull off bumper or Reese type insert hitch or pulling loop.

9. Hitch point must be at the rear most part of vehicle.

10. Hitch point can be no higher than frame.

11. Pulls will be made with a clevis or a pulling loop with an opening at least 3 inches in diameter

12. No heavy front bumpers or hanging weights. Snowplow rigging allowed.

13. Weights can be put in bed no weights in cab.

14. No weights under hood. This will be checked before pull and may be checked after class is pulled.

15. Posi-traction carriers allowed. No welded carriers or spools permitted in front rear or rear differential.

16. Rims up to a maximum of 10 inches wide are permitted.

17. Tread width up to a maximum of 12 inches wide are permitted.

18. No cut tires

19. Racing fuel permitted.

20. No Nitrous Oxide permitted.

21. Stock springs and overloads only. No Blocked Suspension permitted.

22. Helper Springs or Air Bags may be utilized, however, either will count as an add on.

 

HIGH OUTPUT STREET: his class is intended for the hottest of the “Still Street Legal” Gas Trucks that we pull here. The class has the most permitted modifications or add on’s of any Street Legal Class offered here.

 

1. All general rules apply

2. Valid PA Vehicle Registration & Inspection ARE NOT REQUIRED.

3. Engine must be of the same brand as manufactured chassis. (Ex. Dodge truck/Dodge engine, Ford Truck/Ford Engine)

4. Limited to one (1) four-barrel carburetor.

5. A High-rise manifold is permitted. NO tunnel rams.

6. Factory fuel injection and turbo changes allowed.

7. Headers allowed with mufflers.

8. Exhaust should exit rear of truck or vertical stacks behind cab.

9. Internal engine changes are permitted.

10. NO frame alterations are permitted

11. Positive or welded differentials are permitted.

12. Must have a working suspension components (hangers, shackles, & springs), however, suspension  may be temporarily blocked in some manner

13. Helper Springs or Air Bags may be utilized.

14. Rims up to a maximum of 10 inches wide are permitted.

15. Tread width up to a maximum of 12 inches wide are permitted.

16. D.O.T. tires only. Cut tires allowed.

17. No wrangler type tires, bar (tractor tread) or stock car tires.

18. Drive shaft loops and kill switches required.

19. Any trucks that can’t make High Output guidelines will pull in the Outlaw Class.

20. Hook height maximum 26 inches to top of pulling loop.

21. Hook point to center of axle should not be less than 27% of wheel base.

22. Heavy front bumpers, snow plow frames, and weight brackets are permitted.

23. Front weights cannot exceed more than 60 inches from center of front axle to the farthest forward point of either weights or weight bracket.

24. Racing fuel is permitted

 

OUTLAW GASSER: This is the hottest class of Gas Trucks that we pull here.  This class has the “most permitted modifications or least amount of restrictions” depending on your point of view. A truck in this class is not required to be “Street Legal”.

 

1. All general Rules apply.

2. Fuel injection, turbos, and supercharges are permitted.

3. Headers may protrude through hood.

4. Hood modifications allowed for fuel injection, turbos and supercharges providing stock appearance is maintained.

5. Multiple carburation is permitted.

6. Modified trucks may run without radiator and motor may be moved forward, but must stay behind grill.

7. Engine may be of a different manufacturer than chassis.

8. Frames may be different than manufacturer than the body of the truck, however wheels must be in original wheel well location in relationship to the body being used. The center of the top of any tire must be within 6 inches plus or minus the center of original wheel well of the body being used.

9. Positive or welded differentials are permitted.

10. Suspension blocking is permitted.

11. Heavy front bumpers, snow plow frames, and weight brackets are permitted.

12. Front weights cannot exceed more than 60 inches from center of front axle to the farthest forward point of either weights or weight bracket.

13. Rims up to a maximum of 10 inches wide are permitted.

14. Tread width up to a maximum of 12 inches wide are permitted.

15. D.O.T. tires only. Cut tires are permitted.

16. No wrangler type tires, bar (tractor tread) or stock car tires.

17. The highest part of the hitch or pulling loop cannot be higher than the truck frame.

18. Hook height maximum 26 inches to top of pulling loop.

19. The very back of Hook point to center of rear axle should not be less than 27% of wheel base.

20. Gasoline, Racing Fuel, or Alcohol are permitted.

21. NO NITROUS OXIDE permitted!!!

22. Drive shaft loops are required

23. A kill switch is required.

24. Fire extinguisher required in cab.

 

DIESEL TRUCK CLASSES

ABSOLUTE SHOWROOM DIESEL: This class is intended for Diesel Trucks that are factory in options and appearance. This class is intended for daily drivers & work trucks with very few external add on’s and no internal modifications. To put this as Plain & Simple as it can be stated, this class is for basically Stock Diesel Trucks.  If your truck has modifications then your truck does not belong in this class.

 

1. All General Rules Apply

2. A Valid PA Vehicle Registration, Inspection Sticker and Insurance Card ARE REQUIRED. Paperwork must be provided at registration.

3. 95% factory.

4. No internal or external modifications are permitted. (except air cleaner & exhaust system)

5. Exhaust should exit rear of truck or vertical stacks behind cab.

6. Truck Exhaust System must also pass PA State Inspection & the inspection of Track Officials 

7. A technical safety inspection is required at registration.

8. An upgraded or aftermarket air cleaner is permitted.

9. Turbos, are to be stock original appearing, no swapping between makes or aftermarket permitted.

10. No Supplemental Injection Systems. (example: water injection)

11. #2 Diesel Fuel only.

12. Tires must be DOT tire. (NO CUT TIRES)

13. No wrangler type tires, bar (tractor tread) or stock car tires.

14. Duals allowed on dually trucks only.

15. Snow plow frames are permitted on front of Truck.

16. No heavy front bumpers

17. No hanging weights

18. Weights in bed only.

19. No weights in cab.

20. A Reese type hitch with insert or pulling loop is permitted

21. Must pull off bumper or Reese type hitch. Hitch point must be rear most part of vehicle. (that means not in front of the rear most part of the bumper)

22. Pulls will be made with a clevis or a pulling loop with an opening at least 3 inches in diameter.

23. The highest part of the hitch or pulling loop cannot be higher than the truck frame.

24. Hook height maximum 26 inches to top of pulling loop.

25. No frame or suspension modifications.

26. No suspension add ons, air bags or helper springs.

27. No blocked suspension.

28. No laptops allowed.

 

STREET DIESEL CLASS: This class is intended for Diesel Trucks that are slightly more than stock in options and appearance. These trucks will be a little hotter than those in “Absolute Showroom”, however, the Truck must still be “Street Legal” (that means pass PA State Inspection including paperwork)  This class permits limited modifications as listed below:

 

1. All General Rules Apply

2. A Valid PA Vehicle Registration, Inspection Sticker and Insurance Card ARE REQUIRED. Paperwork must be provided at registration.

3. All electronic tuners, lap tops, data loggers allowed.

4. No internal or external modifications are permitted. (except air cleaner & exhaust system)

5. Exhaust should exit rear of truck or vertical stacks behind cab.

6. Truck Exhaust System must also pass PA State Inspection & the inspection of Track Officials 

7. A technical safety inspection is required at registration.

8. An upgraded or aftermarket air cleaner is permitted.

9. Turbos, are to be stock original appearing, no swapping between makes or aftermarket permitted.

10. #2 Diesel Fuel only, however, methane or water injection supplements are permitted.

11. Nitrous Oxide Injection IS NOT Permitted

12. Tires must be DOT tires 35 X 12.50 Maximum size limit.

13. No wrangler type tires, bar (tractor tread) or stock car tires.

14. Duals permitted on dually trucks only.

15. Snow plow frames are permitted on front of Truck.

16. A heavy Front Bumper & Hanging Front Weights are permitted.

17. Weights will be no more than 60” from center of front differential to the farthest point forward including the any weight brackets or hangers.

18. No weights in cab.

19. Weights in bed or front bumper only.

20. A Reese type hitch with insert or pulling loop is permitted

21. Must pull off bumper or Reese type hitch. Hitch point must be rear most part of vehicle. (that means not in front of the rear most part of the bumper)

22. Pulls will be made with a clevis or a pulling loop with an opening at least 3 inches in diameter.

23. The highest part of the hitch or pulling loop cannot be higher than the truck frame.

24. Hook height maximum 26 inches to top of pulling loop.

25. No solid or blocked suspensions permitted.

26. Removable/Adjustable Suspension Stops, Suspension Traction Bars, Ladder Bars, Airbags, & Travel Straps are all permitted, HOWEVER, the Truck Suspension must retain a minimum of 3” of travel

27. Track width of rear tires must not exceed 96”

28. Exposed u-joints must be shielded (u-joints visible from side of truck).

29. Fire extinguisher required in cab.

 

OUTLAW DIESEL- This is the hottest class of Diesel Trucks that we pull here.  This class has the “most permitted modifications or least amount of restrictions” depending on your point of view. A truck in this class is not required to be “Street Legal”.

 

1. All general Rules apply.

2. Fire Extinguisher required in cab.

3. Helmets, seat belts, fire suits required.

4. Safety blanket on automatic transmissions.

5. Blow-proof bell housing on standard transmissions turning more than 4500 rpms SFI approved flywheel/clutch on standard transmissions.

6. Crank shaft damper shield required unless a SFI damper is used.

7. A Kill switch is required and/or air shut off.

8. Drive shaft loops are required.

9. U-joint guards required.

10. Must have 2 3/8” bolts in a cross pattern as close to the turbocharger exhaust outlet as possible.

11. All tuners, lap tops, data loggers allowed.

12. Turbos are unlimited single or 3.2 atmosphere twin.

13. Fuel: Diesel, Nitrous, Propane, water/meth. Are permitted

14. Heavy front bumpers, snow plow frames, and weight brackets are permitted.

15. Front weights cannot exceed more than 60 inches from center of front axle to the farthest forward point of either weights or weight bracket.

16. Positive or welded differentials are permitted.

17. Removable/Adjustable Suspension Stops, Suspension Traction Bars, Ladder Bars, Airbags, & Travel Straps are all permitted

18. Suspension blocking is permitted.

19. Vertical Exhaust Systems are permitted

20. The highest part of the hitch or pulling loop cannot be higher than the truck frame.

21. Hook height maximum 26 inches to top of pulling loop.

22. The very back of Hook point to center of rear axle should not be less than 27% of wheel base.

23. No vertical hitches allowed.

24. Track width of rear tires must not exceed 102”.

25. Pulling tires and cut tires allowed.

26. D.O.T. tires only. Cut tires are permitted. (No Bar Tread/Tractor Tread Style Tires permitted)

 

no alcoholic beverages permitted on the grounds at any time!

 

Semi-Truck Pulling Rules

Our Semi-Trucks are divided into (2) Classes:  Street Semi’s & Hot Semi’s

 

The Street Semi Class - is for STREET LEGAL Semi-Trucks.  All Trucks in this class should be street licensed. Trucks in this class are not required to be completely stock, however, this class is intended for trucks that are still in their work clothes and are regularly driven on the highway. 

 

The Hot Semi Class – This class is intended for trucks that are no longer driven daily on the highway and have been built for the purpose of pulling a weight distribution sled.

 

Pay out for placing in both Semi- Truck Classes will be:    1st Place $125.00        2nd Place $100.00        3rd Pace $75.00

 

Any questions regarding the pulls can be directed to Shain Mellott @ cell #(717) 658-6580

 

LEGALITY OF ENTRY

1. All Street Semi’s must be a Street Licensed Semi Truck.

2. Street Semi’s may be required to furnish a current registration card for the vehicle at the time of registration. 

3. All Semi-Truck Drivers must have a valid CDL license.

4. All Trucks must be capable of pulling a trailer on the highway. 

SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS

1. No riders are permitted in truck during pull attempt. 

2. Driver may not leave the driver’s seat while vehicle is on the pulling track. 

3. Driver will take all direction from the Track Officials while on the track.

HITCHES

1. Trucks that compete regularly are requested to have their own hitching device that is subject to approval by the head tech official at each event.  This hitch must work from the 5th wheel with the 5th wheel centered between the two rear axles. 

2. The hitch must be adjustable so that the height from the ground to the point of hook is between 14” inches and 18” inches (+ or –) 1 inch.

3. The hitch will be measured during tech inspection before the semi hooks to the sled.

4. Dump Trucks may pull from a hitch that the height from the ground to the point of hook is between 14” inches and 18” inches (+ or -) 1 inch.

AIR BAGS

1. The use of air bags is permitted, however, no air may be added to or removed from the air bags while the truck is hooked to the weight transfer machine.  The height of the hitch must remain the same from start to finish.  Any change in the hitch height will be cause for disqualification.

WEIGHT OF TRUCK  (22,000 LB. MAXIMUM)

  1. Track Officials may inspect or weigh any truck at any time. 

GENERAL SEMI TRUCK RULES

1. All Semi Truck’s shall appear ‘Road Ready’. 

2. Drivers must use a seatbelt and/or shoulder harness when hooked to the sled.

3. Maximum Truck Weight is 22,000 Lbs. Fuel tank must be full when weighed

4. No ether, alcohol, nitrous or other combustible (propellant) liquid or combustible material may be injected into the turbo-charger or any part of the air intake system.

5. Normal pump diesel is the only fuel permitted in this class.

6. Water injection in any form is not permitted.

7. A Cummins engine must have a Cummins fuel pump - A Detroit must have a Detroit fuel pump – A Cat must have a cat fuel pump. 

8. Turbos are limited to single O.E.M .Turbocharger with an O.E.M . 4.1 inch maximum inducer bore on the atmosphere turbo with O.E.M factory exhaust wheels.  The bore will be measured using a 4.15 inch slug. Map width enhancement of .180” maximum is permitted which must be in the O.E.M. location.  No Billet wheels or any type of non-O.E.M Housing permitted nor are design modifications to allow a larger wheel to be used in the turbo housing.  Exception: A factory 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2011 CAT twin turbo engine is permitted with the factory-installed non-altered turbo’s.

9. Any semi competing is requested to have two (3/8”) grade 5 bolts in the vertical portion of exhaust. Bolts must be installed 90 degrees to each other within one inch (1) of each other.

10. Center line of rear axle to hook point on the semi hitch must be no greater than 7 feet.

11. Fifth Wheel Position- Kingpin/Fifth wheel plate position must be no farther forward than the center of the front axle and no farther back than the center between the two axles

12. There must be 66” from the center of the tandems to the first obstruction forward such as the back of the truck cab, toolbox, wet line box, etc. 

13. Tandem axle spacing must be between 60” and 52”

14. Trucks with triple (3) rear axles are not permitted to participate in this class unless the third axle is a lift axle. In that event, the 3rd axle must be in the raised position during the pull. 

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS - Track Officials may waive some Rule’s “that will not compromise safety” in order to fill a class; however, any waiver may alter the pullers placement in the Final Class Standing.

 

SECTION 2              TRACTOR PULL RULES

This pull is a part of the annual Fulton County Fair. It is conducted to demonstrate the pulling ability of “FARM TRACTORS” and for the entertainment of Fair Spectators. We want this to be a friendly competition and expect that all owners and operators will maintain the same attitude at all times

 

If you have any questions about anything, please ask a Track Official. We want everything clearly understood in order to avoid the possibility of drama and disputes after the pull starts.

In the event of a dispute, the final decision lies with the Track Officials and Fair Event Committee.

Their decision will stand and is not open to appeal. We expect this to be a friendly competition and anticipate that all owners and operators will maintain this same attitude at all times.

 

Any questions regarding the pulls can be directed to Shain Mellott @ cell #(717) 658-6580

 

Pay out for all Tractor Pulling Classes will be: 

              1st Place $50.00          2nd Place $30.00         3rd Pace $20.00

 

 

GENERAL RULES

General rules apply to Every Class, All Drivers, Vehicles, Pit Crew Members, those hanging out in the Pits

 

1. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OF ANY KIND ARE PERMITTED ON GROUNDS (this includes the Track & Pit Area). Any violation of this rule will lead to Puller and Pit Crew automatically being escorted off the grounds without the refunding of entry fees or pit passes.

2. All pullers, pits crew members, & associated parties must sign an insurance waiver and wear a Pit Pass.

3. Tractors will be separated into different classes. 

4. All classes require a minimum of three pullers.

5. Track Officials reserve the right to alter/modify weight classes if the need arises.

6. There will be a $15.00 SLED FEE per tractor, per class, payable on registration.

7. No tractor may pull in more than one class.

8. Tracked or 4 wheel drive Tractors may not pull in any competitive class.

9. A technical & safety inspection of Tractor by Track Officials is required prior to pulling.

10. Any Puller under 16 years old must meet with the approval of Track Officials and either a parent or guardian of the Puller must also sign an insurance waiver/release regarding the Pullers participation in the event

11. All Drivers are to attend Drivers Meeting prior of pulling of 1st class.

12. All pulling is at pullers on risk.

13. Tractors & tow vehicles must be operated in a safe manner at all times.

14. Pulling Registration for a particular class closes at start of the class.

15. All tractors must be weighed in and pass inspection.

16. Driver is responsible for his or her own pit crew.

17. Failure to observe any and all rules by driver or pit crew may result in disqualification without the refunding entry fees or pit passes.

18. Any driver believed to be a potential safety hazard will be barred.

19. All drivers must wear shirt, pants, and shoes in competition.

20. NO one is allowed on Pulling Track except Track Officials and contestants.

21. NO pit crew member is permitted on track except to start/restart tractor.

22. NO one other than the driver is permitted on tractor while tractor is pulling.

23. All Pullers will start and stop by signals from Track Officials.

24.Each Puller will have two (2) attempts at pulling, unless the first attempt exceeds 75 feet. Once the sled has past the 75 foot mark the pull is official and there is not a 2nd attempt.

25. The Pull is over when forward motion stops.

26. Any attempt to move the sled is considered measurable & all pulls will be measured.

27. The Tractor must stay within boundary lines, however, the Sled can go out.

28. In the event of a PULL OFF, Only (1) attempt will be is permitted to make a measurable pull.

29. Tractors must start pull with tight chain. Jerking the sled from a slack chain is not permitted. Violation of this rule may lead to disqualification at the discretion of the Track Officials or Sled Operator.

30. Contestant must pull in assigned position and within 3 minutes of sled spotting. (Track official to determine position change if necessary.)

31. First puller is a test puller, with the option to re-pull in third position. All decisions on re-pull MUST BE MADE before vehicle leaves track with the judge’s approval.

32. Track Officials have the option to re-pull the first pullers of any class

33. Track Officials reserve the right to reweigh or re-inspect any Tractor Pulling.

34. Any weights or parts being lost while on the pulling track will disqualify the driver.

35. A disqualification on any first pull, bars any second attempt.

36. Excessive loss of liquid on the track or loss of parts is caused for disqualification

37. ANY & ALL Rules are subject to alteration by Track Officials for the needs of the event.

38. All decisions of Track Officials regarding what class a Tractor pulls in are FINAL!!!

39. TRACK OFFICIALS and SLED OPERATORS decisions are FINAL!!!

40. Arguing or unsportsmanlike conduct toward Track Officials is cause for disqualification of BOTH the Vehicle and Driver for the event!!!!

 

LIGHT “PURE STOCK” TRACTORS

WEIGHT CLASSES:   6,000 / 7,500 / 9,500   

LIGHT “PURE STOCK“ TRACTORS:   “This IS NOT a modified Tractor Class”.

The reason this is class is called “PURE FARM” STOCK is because this class is intended for Stock Tractors right off the Farm.  All tractors in this class should have stock engines. We do realize that with the age of many of these tractors that some of their engines will be over-bored and some power improvements may have been made over the years for power or fuel efficiency.  However, that is as far as our understanding nature will go with regards to pulling in this class.

 

Be Aware and consider yourselves forewarned: Tractors in this class may not exceed factory rated RPMs and/or horsepower by more than 20%.  If it is the opinion of the Track Officials, Sled Operator, or Announcer that a Tractor in this class appears to be well over stock while pulling, that Tractor WILL BE DISQUALIFIED without the option of pulling in any other class and the registration fee will not be refunded.

 

1. ALL GENERAL RULES APPLY!!!

2. All tractors must pull in the class nearest their actual factory weight.

3. You may exceed a weight class by no more than 250 POUNDS.

4. Tractors can have Factory Weights in a Factory Configuration only.

5.  No after-market or home-made weight brackets are permitted to be attached to the tractor.

                5a. No Brackets mean No Brackets!!! Even if there are no weights hanging on them. No Brackets.

                5b. Brackets attached to wheel centers or rims are also prohibited!!!

6. An aftermarket or home-made front push bar or grille guard on a Tractor is permitted (such as those used to push hay wagons or gravity boxes), however, any such item must not appear to be utilized for the sole purpose of hanging weights for pulling.           

7. Weights are to be bolted or attached to tractors as they would have came from the dealer.

8. Liquid ballast inside the tires is permitted.

9. Wheel weights bolted to the rims or wheel centers are permitted. (Maximum of 4 sets)

10. Front weights are permitted, providing that the weights in question were available for the tractor when it was new.

11.Tire size should be near to original. A little wider than factory is acceptable. (for example: a tractor that originally came with 13.6 wide tires can pull with 14.9 wide tire without a problem).

12. NO CUT TIRES.

13. All tractors must have original factory hitch, or drawbar mounted in original position.

14. No hitch may exceed 18-inches from ground level to center of the drawbar.

15. Hitch heights will be checked on scales during weigh-in.

16. The use of a pulling loop is permitted.

17. In the absence of a pulling loop, a clevis may be used. This too will be checked on the scales.

18. The Track Officials will determine when a condition is unsafe and will “RED FLAG” the puller. (example: front end float, bounce, speed, weight or parts falling off tractor, fire, etc.)

19. Front-end float is not to exceed knee height or the decision of the flagman.

 

FARM STOCK TRACTORS

 

Weight Classes: 7,500 / 9,500 / 12,500 / 15,500 / 17,000

 

LIGHT & HEAVY FARM STOCK TRACTORS- “these two classes both permit some modification, however, these Tractors should still be used to farm with or at minimum appear and sound somewhat like tractors still used to farm.” Be aware and consider yourselves forewarned, any tractor that pulls and appears to be hotter than that WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

 

Light Farm Stock weight Classes are: 7,500 / 9500

 

Heavy Farm Stock weight Classes are: 12,500 / 15,500 / 17,500 & over

 

1. ALL GENERAL RULES APPLY!!!

2. All tractors must pull in the class nearest their actual factory weight.

3. You may exceed a weight class by no more than 250 POUNDS.

4. Tractors can have after-market or home-made weight brackets attached to the tractor.

5. Weight Brackets attached to wheel centers or rims are permitted.

6. All tractors must have original factory hitch, or drawbar mounted in original position.

7. No hitch may exceed 20 inches from ground level to center of the drawbar.

8. No pulling loop may exceed 20 inches from the ground to the top of the loop. 

9. Hitch heights will be checked on scales during weigh-in.

10. The use of a pulling loop is permitted.

11. In the absence of a pulling loop, a clevis may be used. This too will be checked on the scales.

12. Tire size should be near to original. However, oversize tires are permitted.

13. NO CUT TIRES.

14. If a tractor is 4 wheel drive the front wheels must be disengaged

15. Factory Turbo’s are permitted. No aftermarket 2 or 3 phase turbo’s permitted.

16. The Track Officials will determine when a condition is unsafe and will “RED FLAG” the puller. (example: front end float, bounce, speed, weight or parts falling off tractor, fire, etc.)

17. Front-end float is not to exceed knee height or the decision of the flagman.

 

HOT FARM STOCK

 

WEIGHT CLASSES: 9,500 / 11,500

HOT FARM STOCK - “this class was created for the Hotter Stuff!”  If you have higher RPM’s, you pull in higher gears, you blow fire out your stack, or the smoke lingers around the track after you pull then these are your classes.

 

   1. ALL GENERAL RULES APPLY!!!

   2. You may exceed a weight class by no more than 250 POUNDS.

   3. Tractors may have after-market or home-made weight brackets attached to the tractor.

   4. Weight Brackets attached to wheel centers or rims are permitted.

   5. No Hitch may exceed 20 inches from ground level to center of the drawbar.

   6. No Pulling Loop may exceed 20 inches from the ground to the top of the Pulling Loop. 

   7. Hitch heights will be checked on scales during weigh-in.

   8. No cubic inch restrictions

   9. Tire size should be near to original; however, oversize tires are permitted.

 10. NO CUT TIRES!

 11. The Track Officials will determine when a condition is unsafe and will “RED FLAG” the puller.

      (example: front end float, bounce, speed, weight or parts falling off tractor, fire, etc.)

 12. Front-end float is not to exceed knee height or the decision of the flagman.

 

Kids‘ Pedal Tractor Pulls

This is a Pedal Tractor Pull put on for the enjoyment of kids & spectators at the Fulton County Fair.

This competition involves children peddling a Modified Pedal Tractor while pulling a small weight transfer sled as far as he/she can.

 

The children will be separated into different age groups. The classes will basically be broken into 6 groups of children by 2 year age increments.

                3-4 year old

                5-6 year old

                7-8 year old

                9-10 year old

                11-12 year old

                13-14 year old

There is no cost/fee for a child to participate. All participants will be awarded some type of ribbon.

 

Any questions concerning the Kids’ Pedal Tractor Pulls can be directed to Shain Mellott at cell # (717) 658-6580.

 

SECTION 3            DEMOLITION DERBY



        **Sponsored by Buchanan Auto Parks**

     **Trophies donated by Hagerstown Speedway**

Under 8 cars - $750 Purse     8 cars and Over - $1,000 Purse

1. Compact Car Demolition Derby – Any factory stock American or foreign auto with 109-inch or less wheel base is
allowed. Four or six cylinder engines only.

2.  NO jeeps, SUVs, trucks or 4-wheel drive vehicles will be permitted to enter!

3.  NO “Checkered Cabs” or other specialty vehicles.

4. All drivers are required to wear an approved safety helmet. Full-face helmets are recommended. Safety belts are
required and MUST be worn until the heat is completed. (Factory installed shoulder straps are recommended). Drivers must stay in cars with their helmet and belts on until event is over. Car and drivers will be D.Q. for the evening if driver unhooks seat belts or removes helmets during the event while under green.

5.  All dirt, glass, and loose pieces must be removed from car. (Do not break the glass in the doors.)

6.  All glass including head and tail lights, and side markers must be removed prior to coming to the track. The windshield must be removed.  No lights, sirens, or other noise making devise in or on car. Nothing mounted on car over 4” over roof or trunk and hood.

7.  All chrome molding, rear seat, sun visors, rear view mirrors, and head liners must be removed.  Also, carpet and padding.

8.  All outside plastic and grille must be removed, including the factory nose piece.

9.  Stock gas tank must be removed.

10.  A max. of 3 gallons of fuel will be allowed. A 5-gallon metal, approved fuel tank must be securely fastened in the area vacated by the rear seat. An approved plastic marine tank will be permitted. Tank must have fuel line type fitting. No rubber hold down straps allowed.

11.  No modifications or reinforcements allowed to the car body, frame or suspension. Except optional bar behind driver seat from door post to door post, no higher than 3/4 up back of seat. Max. dia. 3” must be welded in place.                
Bumpers – car bumpers only on cars.  Bumper shocks may be welded. Bumper bracket may be welded but must be in stock locations. No chains or cables around bumpers.

12.  Inner driver door padding is required.

13.  No bumper or frame mounted hitches allowed.

14.  A working hydraulic operated brake system is mandatory.

15.  Hood, trunk and station wagon inner decks must be visible for inspection.

16.  Hood and trunk must be secured after inspection. (Max. of 4 places on hood and 4 places on trunk.) Minimum 1/4” chain or cable, no “dog type chain” max. 3/8 chains or cable. No x-ing of chains or cable on trunk or hood. Readyrod to frame connections allowed. Hood pins allowed thru body only max. 4, max. 1/4” dia., must not stick up more than 11/2” above hood.

17. Welding: you are allowed four 4” x 4” plates 1/4” thick max. on doors and trunk lid or tailgate.

18. There MUST be a hole in the hood that measure 12” in diameter above the carburetor.

19. All doors must be fastened shut by a horizontal solid steel strap, chains or cables. Chains or cables must be min. 1/4” and max. of 3/8”. Solid welding of doors or tailgates will not be allowed.

20. No forward facing exhaust. Any engine in any car must be in stock location 4 cylinder class must be 4 cylinder.

21. Battery must be securely fastened to the front seat passenger’s floorboard. No rubber straps allowed. Top of the battery must be covered with a secured rubber mat.

22. All cooling systems must be original equipment or less and must be located in the engine compartment under the hood. No cooling systems (motor oil, transmission or water) allowed in the driver’s compartment.  No auxiliary tanks allowed. Electric fans are allowed but no steel fan blades are permitted.

23. All air conditioning systems must be drained and rubber hoses removed prior to arrival at track.

24. ALL CARS MUST HAVE 18” HIGH NUMBERS CLEARLY PAINTED ON ROOF. Numbers must also be on each door. NO QUESTIONABLE LANGUAGE ON CARS. (Officials’ discretion.)

25. No hitting on the driver’s door. Doing this will result in disqualification.

26. Any car which does not move or hit a “LIVE” car within one minute will be disqualified.  Officials will shut down at once an car which is deemed a safety risk. (Excessive smoking or throwing debris from spinning wheels)

27. Heat winners and fans’ choice can run a car which has been run in the present derby. Cars and/or driver can only qualify once. Unless car or driver has been DQ for evening.

28. A 5 MPH speed limit must be maintained at all times in the pit area, parking lot and driveways.

29. No passengers are to be riding on or in demos cars any time. This includes pit area, parking lot and driveways.

30. The only people allowed on the track at any time will be drivers, officials, and towing personnel.

31. TIRES ONLY 4 ply passenger or 6 ply LT tires DOT approved tires can be used. Only 1 tire per wheel. NO STUDS!!  All wheel weights must be removed. Only AIR is allowed in tires. NO SPLIT RIMS. On compact cars, any ply tire and rim allowed.

32. NO ALCOHOL OR INTOXICATED PEOPLE IN THE PITS!! They will be ejected and possibly arrested! Any alcohol will be confiscated!!

33. A driver’s license must be presented by all drivers at registration.

34. Children under the age of 14 will not be permitted to enter the pit area.

35. All demolition derby cars must be removed from the racetrack within one hour after competition has ended and from the fairgrounds by 1:00 a.m.

36. All persons in the pit area must display the official wristband for the event or they will be removed from the pit area.

37. All drivers must wear eye protection in the form of goggles or a face shield.  Regular eye glasses will not meet the requirement.

38. No lift kits, no suspension lift kits or mod. of any kind.

THE DECISION OF THE OFFICIALS IS FINAL – NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS

 

SECTION 4                 ATV Dirt Drags

NINE CLASSES                                                   Premiums

         Mini’s 0-70CC                                       Trophies for first three places

         Sport Utility 0-250CC                         Trophies for first three places

         Open Modified Quad (pay-out)       

         Sport Utility 251-500CC                                Trophies for first three places

         Amateur Stock, Never Raced Before         Trophies for first three places

         Sport Utility 501CC and up                           Trophies for first three places

         Sport Race Stock Appearing (pay-out)      

         Pro Quad Open (pay-out)                             

         Modified Open SLED!! (pay-out)                 

 

         **Sponsored by Sean’s ATV Connection, RH Bunch Construction,**
           **Ridersville Cycle and McConnellsburg Motor & Implements**

For info and directions call: Daryl (717-830-0224)

PIT GATES OPEN AT 1:00 P.M.  – SIGN UP AT 3:00 P.M. – PRACTICE STARTS AT 4:00 P.M. SHARP AND RACING BEGINS AT 5:00 P.M.

Open to the public – Helmets and kill switches required for all classes – The decision of the officials is final.

$15.00 PIT PASS REQUIRED FOR PIT ENTRY – PASS MUST BE DISPLAYED AT ALL TIMES. Entries fees are $10.00 for trophy classes and $25.00 for pay-out classes. Trophies to the top three in each class. Money to the top two in pay-out classes - $300 for first and $100 for second.

 

SECTION 5              4-Wheeler Rodeo

1. All participants must sign a waiver. Minors need a parent/guardian to sign.

2. Entry fee $10.00 class/event. Buy three events – get fourth event free.

3. Each class/event needs five entries before class can be held, except minis class.

4. Payouts 1st place - $25/trophy
                  2nd place $15
                  3rd place $10

5. Buy backs $5.00.

6. Participants must wear helmets. Long sleeves and long pants are recommended.

7. Track officials have the discretion to disqualify rider if he feels it is unsafe for the rider.

Events:
    Book Race   
    Pole Bending
    Clover leaf
    100 yard Dash

Classes:
    Mini (under 250 cc) under 12 yrs. old
    200 to 400 cc
    Above 400 cc
    Utilities/Side by Side
    Open

Contact : Pat Bard 717-552-9543





         

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